Loyalty Day, 2005, 23773-23774 [05-9032]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 85 / Wednesday, May 4, 2005 / Presidential Documents 23773 Presidential Documents Proclamation 7892 of April 29, 2005 Loyalty Day, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Generations of men and women have sacrificed to defend the basic principles of liberty upon which our Nation was founded. This spirit of selfless service helps keep America strong and free. On Loyalty Day, we join together to celebrate this bond that makes our country great. For more than two centuries, our military has given us examples of courage and patriotism that make every American proud. Today, more than a million Americans are stationed around the world, taking great risks and making personal sacrifices to secure the blessings of liberty for our country and to spread peace and freedom. These brave men and women are unrelenting in battle and unwavering in loyalty. Their service exemplifies our Nation’s ideals, and they have our gratitude and support. Volunteer service is also a proud American value. Our Nation relies on compassionate souls who look after their neighbors and surround the lost with love. Through good works, we can extend the promise of our country into every home and neighborhood. This year, I announced a new initiative, Helping America’s Youth, led by First Lady Laura Bush, to help young people overcome the challenges they may face and emphasize the importance of loving, caring adults in every child’s life. By educating and preparing today’s young people to be the leaders of tomorrow, we strengthen our country and pass on the liberties we cherish to rising generations. The Congress, by Public Law 85–529, as amended, has designated May 1 of each year as ‘‘Loyalty Day.’’ On Loyalty Day, we honor our great Nation and the people who help keep it safe and strong. I ask all Americans to join me in this day of celebration and in reaffirming our allegiance to our Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2005, as Loyalty Day. I call upon all the people of the United States to join in support of this national observance, and to display the flag of the United States on Loyalty Day. VerDate jul<14>2003 19:45 May 03, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04MYD1.SGM 04MYD1 23774 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 85 / Wednesday, May 4, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-ninth. W [FR Doc. 05–9032 Filed 5–3–05; 8:48 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate jul<14>2003 19:45 May 03, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04MYD1.SGM 04MYD1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 85 (Wednesday, May 4, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-9032]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 85 / Wednesday, May 4, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 7892 of April 29, 2005

                
Loyalty Day, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Generations of men and women have sacrificed to defend 
                the basic principles of liberty upon which our Nation 
                was founded. This spirit of selfless service helps keep 
                America strong and free. On Loyalty Day, we join 
                together to celebrate this bond that makes our country 
                great.

                For more than two centuries, our military has given us 
                examples of courage and patriotism that make every 
                American proud. Today, more than a million Americans 
                are stationed around the world, taking great risks and 
                making personal sacrifices to secure the blessings of 
                liberty for our country and to spread peace and 
                freedom. These brave men and women are unrelenting in 
                battle and unwavering in loyalty. Their service 
                exemplifies our Nation's ideals, and they have our 
                gratitude and support.

                Volunteer service is also a proud American value. Our 
                Nation relies on compassionate souls who look after 
                their neighbors and surround the lost with love. 
                Through good works, we can extend the promise of our 
                country into every home and neighborhood. This year, I 
                announced a new initiative, Helping America's Youth, 
                led by First Lady Laura Bush, to help young people 
                overcome the challenges they may face and emphasize the 
                importance of loving, caring adults in every child's 
                life. By educating and preparing today's young people 
                to be the leaders of tomorrow, we strengthen our 
                country and pass on the liberties we cherish to rising 
                generations.

                The Congress, by Public Law 85-529, as amended, has 
                designated May 1 of each year as ``Loyalty Day.'' On 
                Loyalty Day, we honor our great Nation and the people 
                who help keep it safe and strong. I ask all Americans 
                to join me in this day of celebration and in 
                reaffirming our allegiance to our Nation.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 1, 
                2005, as Loyalty Day. I call upon all the people of the 
                United States to join in support of this national 
                observance, and to display the flag of the United 
                States on Loyalty Day.

[[Page 23774]]

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-ninth day of April, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and twenty-ninth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

[FR Doc. 05-9032
Filed 5-3-05; 8:48 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P